Living Wage Calculation for Georgia

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.69 $20.92 $24.73 $30.91 $16.86 $20.09 $22.63 $24.96 $8.43 $11.53 $13.69 $15.75
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,022 $4,457 $6,704 $8,887 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835
Child Care $0 $5,420 $8,693 $11,966 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,420 $8,693 $11,966
Medical $2,230 $6,278 $6,066 $6,130 $4,853 $6,066 $6,130 $6,097 $4,853 $6,066 $6,130 $6,097
Housing $7,378 $9,707 $9,707 $12,926 $8,024 $9,707 $9,707 $12,926 $8,024 $9,707 $9,707 $12,926
Transportation $4,697 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037
Other $2,253 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838
Required annual income after taxes $19,580 $38,333 $45,315 $56,641 $30,888 $36,816 $41,472 $45,734 $30,888 $42,236 $50,165 $57,700
Annual taxes $2,647 $5,183 $6,127 $7,658 $4,176 $4,977 $5,607 $6,183 $4,176 $5,710 $6,782 $7,801
Required annual income before taxes $22,227 $43,515 $51,441 $64,298 $35,064 $41,793 $47,079 $51,917 $35,064 $47,946 $56,947 $65,501

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,250
Business & Financial Operations $63,040
Computer & Mathematical $76,260
Architecture & Engineering $72,000
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,660
Community & Social Service $37,310
Legal $72,440
Education, Training, & Library $45,860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,690
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,190
Healthcare Support $24,450
Protective Service $30,610
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,370
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,200
Personal Care & Service $19,800
Sales & Related $24,260
Office & Administrative Support $30,700
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,600
Construction & Extraction $34,510
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,820
Production $28,700
Transportation & Material Moving $27,550